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Pasta with Asparagus.

Being Italian, I have a serious love for pasta. I mean what is not to love? It cooks quickly, the variety is endless & it tastes delicious. Today I came across a couple different blogs & I found a recipe that I wanted to try; Pasta & Asparagus with a oil, garlic & cheese sauce. And for those of you who do the weight watcher diet this is only 4 points! Simply delicious.

Serves: 4

Calories: 227.6

What you will need:

  • 1 lb of asparagus
  • 1 pd. wheat spaghetti
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 7 garlic cloves, crushed
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

In a large pot boil 4 cups water with salt. When boiling, add asparagus & cook 3-5 minutes, until tender crisp. Drain asparagus & reserve 1 cup of liquid before draining. Fill pot with salted water, cover and boil for pasta. Cook pasta according to package direction when water boils.

In a saute pan heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook until golden, add asparagus, salt & pepper and saute for about 2 minutes, tossing with oil and garlic.

In a small bowl combine egg yolks, cheese, 1/2 cup of reserved water, salt & pepper. Mix well. After pasta is drained return to pot and mix with egg mixture. Cook on medium-low about 2 minutes, until sauce thickens and sticks to pasta. Toss in asparagus and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with additional grated cheese.

Recipe adapted from: http://www.skinnytaste.com

Ohhhh & my sweet tooth kicked in around 8 o’clock I made myself a quick baked banana with brown sugar, cinnamon & raisins!

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Shrimp Scampi!

Dinner Tonight: Shrimp Scampi this meal was fast & delish. It is important to eat this dish right when its ready to really get all the flavor it has to offer! 🙂

What you will need:

  1. 1 pd of frozen cooked shrimp
  2. 1/2 white wine
  3. 1/4 cup of oil
  4. 4 garlic cloves
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon red crushed pepper
  7. 2 lemon
  8. 1 pd of angel hair pasta
  9. 1 tablespoon of parsley

In a large pot boil water for pasta. In a medium skillet heat oil on medium, add shrimp. Cook for 3 minutes.

After 2 minutes of cooking time, remove shrimp from heat. Add garlic, salt, pepper & white wine. Let simmer then add shrimp let cook for another 2 minutes. When water is boiling, add pasta let cook for 5 minutes.

Drain Pasta, add pasta and shrimp to a serving bowl. Top with parsley & lemon. Mix together & serve.

Time to eat!

Enough said!

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